A Weekend with Richard Wright

  title={A Weekend with Richard Wright},
  author={Beb Vuyk and Brian Russell Roberts and Keith Foulcher},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={798 - 812}
In 1955 the famous African American writer Richard Wright traveled to Southeast Asia to observe and report on the Asian-African Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. A watershed moment in the history of decolonization, the meeting, also known as the Bandung Conference, drew representatives from twenty-nine newly independent Asian and African countries, including the conference's sponsors: Burma, Ceylon, India, and Indonesia. At the conference's conclusion, as part of a “final communique… Expand
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